[XeTeX] Problem installing XeTeX on OS X with Darwinports

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Apr 11 07:35:15 CEST 2008

Le 10 avr. 08 à 15:34, Jonathan Kew a écrit :

> I don't really know any details about Darwinports (have never used
> it), but it sounds to me like the port is broken; I'd suggest
> reporting the problem to the maintainer and asking them to check/
> update it.
> Looking at http://xetex.darwinports.com/, I see that it refers to
> XeTeX version 0.995; that's very old. TeX Live 2007 shipped with
> 0.996 well over a year ago now; they should be using at least that
> release, even if not more recent code from the current xetex  
> repository.

Regarding DarwinPorts, now MacPorts http://www.macports.org/, there  
seems to be several partially mixed up TeX installation packages at http://www.macports.org/ports.php?by=category&substr=tex 

- An old teTeX port (in category textproc) upon which a number of  
other, also old, additional packages like XeTeX and xdvipdfmx are based.

- An up-to-date TeXLive port, broken into several pieces but  
apparently not containing XeTeX.

That's a bit unfortunate, all the more so since using MacPorts for  
installing TeX on the Mac would have allowed to get at the same time  
up-to-date versions of related software like Ghostscript, something  
which has become problematic for MacTeX now that i-Installer, which  
was used to provide such up-to-date versions, has gone unsupported.

Bruno Voisin

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